Felicity’s practice focuses primarily around the dispute resolution side, handling conflicts before the UK Office and, if possible, settlement agreements.
She also advises on the clearance process around the selection of marks, including the search work and related activities around clearing a mark for use, including revocations, invalidity applications, domain name disputes and co-existence agreements. She has had twenty years’ experience in advising clients in relation to proceedings before both the UK Office and the European Union Intellectual Property Office, including handling disputes up to the General Court and the European Court of Justice. Although she no longer acts before the EUIPO and its appeal tribunals, she still acts as a consultant for European matters.
Felicity works primarily with corporate clients ranging from the entertainment and media sectors to technology and financial service clients.
Chartered Trade Mark Attorney
MA (Oxon) English and French, University of Oxford
'Felicity Hide is “extremely intelligent, responsive, clear and one of the best in her field”', WTR 1000, 2021
Felicity Hide’s superb knowledge and application of trademark law also extends to domain names, a technical area in which she maintains a thriving practice. WTR 1000
Included in Lawyer Monthly Magazine Women in Law Awards 2020
Hide is well versed across the whole of the trademark spectrum, but has niche expertise in areas such as coexistence agreements, domain name registration and dispute resolution. WTR's 1000 Leading Trademark Professionals, 2018
Felcity Hide “has a super intellect and is excellent on case law, but is also pragmatic and client facing. She blends domain name registration and dispute resolution know-how into her internationally oriented portfolio management practice". WTR's 1000 Leading Trademark Professionals, 2017
“Felicity Hide is a bit lower profile than some, but is one of the best attorneys in the country. She’s generally the most intelligent person in any room she steps into and she handles marquee clients with great skill.” WTR 1000, 2016 (Silver, Individuals: prosecution and strategy)
"Felicity Hide and Emma Pitcher are noted for their expertise in IP-related acquisitions and oppositions respectively.” Legal 500, 2014 (Recommended, Trade Mark Attorneys)
Felicity Hide is “pragmatic and strategic.” Legal 500, 2012 (Recommended, Trade Mark Attorneys)